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6 Amazing Halloween Outfit Ideas for Kids!

Halloween is coming up, so you know what that means.. it is time to get started on our outfits!


Keep reading to discover some great adaptable Halloween outfits to try this year! They have varied skill levels, ranging from easy to hard.



1) A Stuffed Doll


Skill level: 2 out of 5


This outfit is a simple but effective way to incorporate your limb difference in a Halloween costume.



Items needed:

- A dress (new or old)

- Scissors

- Stuffing

- Hot glue gun or needle and thread

- Large buttons

- Bow or headband

- Face paint makeup


How to alter your costume:

1) Cut off the sleeve(s) to the desired length, depending on your limb difference

2) Fray the edges to look as if the stuffed arm was ripped off

3) Use a hot glue gun or hand stitch the stuffing to the edge of the sleeve

4) Sew our hot glue large buttons to the front of the dress

5) For final touches, add a bow or headband and apply scary makeup!


This look was inspired by Simone Tipton, who loves to wear scary costumes for halloween which incorporates her limb difference!



2) 'Spooky Skeleton'


Skill level: 1 out of 5


This is another super-easy way to adapt your Halloween costume with only 2 steps!



Items needed:

- Skeleton Outfit

- Scissors

- Plastic Skeleton arm/leg depending on your limb difference

- Face paint makeup


How to alter your costume:

1) Cut off the sleeve(s) or leg(s) of the costume, depending on your limb difference

2) Apply skeleton-style makeup and hold the skeleton arm/leg as your prop!


This look was also inspired by Simone Tipton!



3) Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon


Skill level: 5 out of 5


This inspiring and heroic character from How to Train Your Dragon is a great person to dress up as for Halloween this year! This film received praise for including a character who is portrayed as a hero after losing his leg and wears a prosthesis.



The character Hiccup with a prosthetic leg

The character wears black body armour, brown leather inner suit, helmet, light green trousers, arm and leg covers, black boots and a left leg prosthetic. This outfit would mean those with a prosthetic leg would not need to adjust their outfit around their leg, as it is a part of the character!


Click here for step-by-step instructions from Make It & Love it, however this requires a high skill level. If you want to take on the task, it will definitely be worth the effort!



4) Captain Hook


Skill level: 3 out of 5


Captain Hook is the villain we all know and love and is the perfect outfit for someone with a prosthetic! You could adjust your costume by embracing your prosthetic rather than using a hook!


Captain Hook costume

Click here for step-by-step instructions from Our Crazy Life!


Or click here to directly buy a Captain Hook costume for £16.99!



5) Massimo Marcovaldo


Skill level: 1 out of 5


To stand out from the crowd, your child could dress up as Massimo Marcovaldo from Disney Pixar's Luca! This character has an upper limb difference that he isn't afraid to hide - show your limb difference with pride just like Massimo.

Items needed:

- Beige knitted jumper

- Brown flat cap

- Brown trousers, ends rolled up

- Black belt

- Brown shoes

- Green socks

- Fake moustache

- Toy cat

- Safety pins

- Optional: white apron


How to alter your costume:

1) Fold up the sleeve of the jumper and use safety pins to keep it in place

2) Safety pin the toy cat to the right shoulder of the jumper



6) Nemo


Skill level: 3 out of 5


Our personal favourite is Nemo the clownfish from Finding Nemo! Nemo was born with one smaller fin, which he calls his 'lucky fin'.



Click here for step-by-step instructions from B+C Guides!


Or click here to buy a Nemo costume for £16.99!



We love all of these Halloween outfits! Let us know if you try out any of these ideas!



References:

https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/year-amputee-shows-off-kind-halloween-costumes/story?id=50733460

https://www.vnews.com/-How-to-Train-Your-Dragon--3-revisits-empowering-depictions-embraced-by-amputees-23792754



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